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hsbc. the government says the british bank did business with drug lords and terrorists yet faces no criminal charges. brian ross reports. >> reporter: when the most ruthless of the mexican drug cartels wanted to hide their money, they went to hsbc. so did hamas and al qaeda, along with iran and other countries and the u.s. financial blacklist. all customers of a bank known well around the word. but given much less prominence in the announcement was a deferred prosecution agreement with hsbc, meaning there will be no prosecution of the bank or its top executives. despite more than a decade of dealing with criminals and terrorists. >> this is a very just, very real and very powerful result. >> you don't think the bank got off easy? >> no, and i don't think the bank thinks it got off easy. >> reporter: but with $38 billion in profits over just the last two years alone, hsbc can easily afford its $1.92 billion payment. >> this is a signal to other banks that if you do this kind of stuff, you'll get a parking ticket, you'll pay the fine and move on. >> reporter: since this summer, whe
to the meltdown. also today, global banking giant hsbc agrees to a record payment $1.92 billion. yes, that's billion with a b to settle accusations of money laundering. check this out. a report by the senate banking committee found that hsbc in mexico shipped $7 billion in cash across the u.s. border. 7 billion bucks, no way there wasn't a bunch of drug money there. great guest here on this today, a man who told me at the commercial break likes to get to say, i told you so. neil barofsky, the head of hsbc here, his name is stuart gulliver. we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, goes on to say we have said we're profoundly sorry and we say so again. neil, is there any way these banking officials did not know they were dealing with drug money? >> look, you look at the scope and size of the conduct that is described in the settlement and just the number of the settlement of $2 billion. >> huge. >> the notion this wasn't something that was known on senior levels of the banks. at least they had plenty of reason to suspect that this was ongoing. and gulliver should be happy today. he ju
.9 billion, that's how much global banking giant hsbc is paying the united states government to resolve accusations of money laundering for mexican drug cartels and terror-linked groups in saudi arabia. business correspondent christine romans joins us now from new york, and it's a serious allegation here. >> it really is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the who
. bankings are usually in the business of making money and not handing it over. in a record fine, hsbc pays $1.9 billion to settle u.s. allegations of money laundering. our chief economics correspondent has all the details. >> the largest bank in money- laundering, cartels washed through the bank. it resulted in a $1.9 billion fine, the biggest in u.s. banking history. the american authorities >> the corruption of the financial system by drug traffickers and other criminals, and free evading u.s. sanctions and law. >> they find $7 billion will be transferred between mexico and the u.s.. there were 25,000 transactions involving iran. in $290 million in suspicious traveler's checks were cleared by the bank. in a statement, they said they were story -- sorry for past mistakes. the former chairman was appointed as trade minister for david cameron. he had this to say when the allegations emerged in july. >> there were failures of the implementation, they expressed regret for that. it is a company i am proud to have worked for. >> they are not the only british bank to run these. the accusations o
hsbc is expected to pay 1.9 billion dollars to settle a money laundering investigation with regulators in the united state states. hsbc is accused of money laundering for mexican drug cartel. announcement formally is expected tomorrow. >> apple new appearing map is now coming with a safety warning for nurs australia. police in the city of victoria asking drivers to avoid using it. officers say they have had to rescue several people who got lost when the app led them to the wrong place. drivers stranded for more than 24 hours when directed miles away from murray sunset national park. may not seem like a big deal except that location is in the middle of nowhere and the park has no water supply and temperatures can reach 115 degrees. dangerous place to be stranded. apple hasn't commented but the ceo tim cook publicly apologized for the app early this year and has promised improvements. >> trying to catholic church a cab in san francisco can be frustrating and at some hours of the day nearly im poll as you may know. that's what a handful of service have popped up to help you call fo
. >> europe's biggest bank, you heard about this, hsbc agreed to pony up close to $2 billion to settle accusations of money laundering. the senate banking committee they found that hsbc in mexico shipped $7 billion in cash, mind you, across the border, maybe turned a blind eye to where the money came from, want you to listen to neil barofsky, we had him on the show yesterday, and i asked him whether top bank officials knew they were handling drug money there. >> the notion that this wasn't something that was known on senior levels of the banks, at least they had plenty of reason to suspect that this was ongoing and, look, i think somebody described it as the biggest slap on the wrist in the history of banking fines. >> stuart gulliver receiving the big wrist slap in terms of bank fines. told me 2 billion bucks, that was chump change and it shows that crime pays. what do you think? >> i think any big bank, anybody in charge of the bank, bears responsibility for the conduct of the bank. hsbc is a famously tightly run bank. obviously the people at the top had to know something was amiss.
a startling series of charges. the british banking giant hsbc, about to pay big time. after allegations of money laundering, linked to iran and mexican drug cartels. "the new york times" reports a record settlement. $1.9 billion to be announced tomorrow. >>> and now, a storm blasting the upper midwest of the united states. what a difference a week makes. it was a mild 62 degrees in minneapolis last week, and now a massive storm has dumped nearly 16 inches in the twin cities. more snow in one day than they expect in a month. it was a slippery, sliding mess on the roads. hundreds of snow-related car wrecks across both minnesota and wisconsin. >>> and now, the news of the shocking death of a rising star in latin america, just about to receive her dream of taking on north american tv, right here on abc. singer jenni rivera died in a plane crash on her way to a concert in mexico. and here's abc's david wright on her turbulent life story and her huge success. ♪ >> reporter: she was known as the "diva of banda" -- mexico's answer to country music. today, on spanish language radio, tearful tr
. and there are some major deals in the works this morning. overnight, hsbc confirmed a record $1.9 billion settlement with the u.s. in return, the british-based banking company won't be charged with money laundering. a criminal prosecution of europe's largest bank might destablize the global system. >>> that closes the books on the biggest bailout. the government's 16% stake is worth almost $8 billion. >> made a profit off of that deal. >>> thanks to the surge in online shopping, shipping services expecting a record-setting year. a record number of packages are in the fedex pipeline after its busiest shipping day ever. abc news got a special look inside its global hub in the city of memphis. by yesterday afternoon, more than 19 million packages had been shipped. 10% more than the busiest day last year. business is up. >> mind-boggling. >>> facebook and gmail seem to be all right this morning. but both services had brief outages. some users had problems with google calendar and documents for about an hour. there's no word from google about the cause. facebook said it changed a web address. that outage
is hsbc, apparently avoiding a criminal indictment but only because filing criminal charges could have destabilized the world's financial system. instead, the bank pay a record penalty. nearly $2 billion this that settlement, and as rick was just mentioning, the bank is facing a slew of accusations including that it transferred funds to mexican drug cartels and also transferred funds to nations like iran, evading international sanctions. charlie gasparino has more from the fox business network. charlie, is this unique only to hsbc, or is in the first domino to fall here? >> well, i mean, there may be other banks, but it follows a pattern that the justice department has used since arthur anderson following the enron scandal. they didn't want to put any more big companies out of business, so they go into these deferred prosecution agreements, today hit the bank with a big fine and then today kind of move on. what's kind of like -- what's not good about this is that if you think about it, shareholders are suffering when you had probably individual employees who committed possible crimes h
will be finalized involving hsbc. the bank is settling a case brought by u.s. government and also authorities here in new york hsbc will pay $1.9 billion to settle accusations it illegally transferred money on behalf of sanctioned nations, including iran and help mexican drug cartels launder monday. >>> a florida woman has been found guilty of first degree murder for shooting a lottery winner in a plot to get his money. a jury in tampa convicted her of the 2009 murder of abraham shakespeare who had won $17 million. he was found buried in concrete in the backyard of her boyfriend. the judge called her cold, calculating, and cruel. >>> we now know the identity of the second lucky winner of that record powerball jackpot. matthew goode had tried to remain anonymous in claiming his share of the $587 million prize. yeah, that didn't happen. it was only a matter of time before his name was discovered. he is originally from pennsylvania, but moved to phoenix area last year. he took a one-time payout of $192 million, telling officials he was worried about paying higher taxes next year because of the fiscal
followed suit and declined to a 16-month high. insurance surged 5% after hsbc explored a stake group. the nikkei closed at a seven-month high. shares gained 4% after the qualcomm investment firm. in south korea, samsung hit another all-time high, helping the kospi finish higher by .6 of a percent. this despite a slightly slower gdp growth in q3. back to you. >> sixuan, thanks very much indeed for that. that's feeding into european markets. flat as a pancake. this is where we stand. ftse 100 up half a percent. cac up 7%. break that down into sectors, you will see basic resources, best gainer. that son the back of the chinese data. banks not doing too badly as well, so europe helping out a little bit on that side as well. three sectors. household goods. certainly having the market impact at the moment. plenty of other data to go. on the debt markets, we'll keep our eyes on spanish auctions. probably nothing too much to worry about there. this is the service sector and the autumn statement will get a big focus for guilts today. 1.83% on the yields. on the currency markets, we talked abo
in the financial crisis. a slight profit is expected. >>> and hsbc is expected to pay the government $1.9 million to settle accusations that the bank helped launder money for mexican drug cartels and for officials in iran. >>> and take a look at this. massive fireball that you'll see there, streaking across the sky over houston. unfortunately, it was not a ufo. simply a meteor that people saw before dawn, driving. very unfortunate. it was so bright, a camera caught it 500 miles away. had it been a ufo, obviously, a life-changer. >>> and it was supposed to be the game of the year between new england and houston last night. wasn't even close. even when things didn't go as planned, as you see here, well, the patriots took advantage, fumbling into the end zone. why not? tom brady and the patriots steamrolling the houston, texans. the new daddy threw for four scores. and right now, there's no doubt about who the kings of the hill are in the nfl. >> josh, thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn to the brazen shooting in midday, midtown manhattan, just steps away from carnegie hall. a young man execut
. in the united states federal investigators claim hsbc transferred billions of dollars for countries like iran and did business with mexican drug cartels. company officials say they accept responsibility for past mistakes. >>> "the new york times" says top officials in afghan government was shot on her way to work. her predecessor also murdered less than six months ago. >>> the "wall street journal" reports delta airlines is close to a deal to buy 49% of virgin atlantic airways, that would give delta a wider network of flights and more space at heath row, london's main airport. delta would pay singapore airlines 300 million to $500 million for the stake. >>> google avoided paying about $2 billion worldwide income taxes last year. the company moved nearly $10 billion in overseas profits to bermuda, where there is no,, >>> good morning. heading out, grab the jacket. it's chilly in spots. overlooking san jose now not a bad start to the day at all. we have mostly clear skies, some patchy, dense fog in the valleys and fog at the coast.temperatures in the 30s and 40s now, this afternoon 50s and 60s.
. hsbc was accused of transferring money from drug cartels in mexico from the u.s. >>> 7:45. the 49ers suspended running back brandon jacobs who tweeted about his lack of playing time. now, jacobs will not be playing in the last three regular seasons games after he tweeted that he was rotting way on the 49ers' bench. on saturday, he tweeted "i don't understand why people are angry at me because i want to do what i'm paid to do." those tweets cost him about $300,000. >>> another 49er is getting attention as well but it is for his positive talents outside of playing newsroom. coming up, we'll take you inside vernon davis' art gallery opening. >>> there's something mysterious showing up on the beach in santa cruz. pam cook joins us with what scientists are saying about this dead squid situation. pam? >> yeah. it's very strange. they are called humboldt squid and hundreds have washed ashore in santa cruz county. scientists at the department of fish and game are now trying to figure out what happened. the squid appeared on sunday in beaches between rio delmar and pleasure point on -- was on
of papers. "san francisco chronicle." $1.9 billion settlement with british giant hsbc. they were charged with enabling drug cartels to launder money through the american financial system. >> is that bad? >> billions have dollars on behalf of iran. >> they keep moving the lines. >> i wish the regulators would pass a freakin law and stick with it. >> put your earpiece in so they can tell you to be quiet. >> to laund-if you can't laundey through mexican cartels, what can you do these days? >> sharing with marketers and other third parties without notifying parents. >> this is just not good. >> only 20% of children's apps provide disclosures about that data collection. >> this is the cutest thing. the pope is tweeting. "usa today," pope benedict will make history tomorrow when he takes to twitter to answer his pari parishioner's questions. he already has 900,000 followers in eight languages on his handle at pontiff-x. >> he follows me. >> 900,000 for the pope? beaver's got like 25 million. you would think the pope would be -- >> get off his back! >> i want to do that at some point. i know we
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